Life Recap: May 11-17

This week has been nothing short of crazy. School started back up last Monday and I have been having some serious trouble getting back into the groove. As if quarantine hasn’t already made me lazy enough, having that break from spring to summer semester really allowed the laziness to set in – so putting off a few assignments until the last minute made for a couple hours of stressing on Sunday evening. Safe to say I won’t be doing that again.

Besides getting back into school, I have also started going back to work as well. You would think that it would feel good to be busy again but after doing nothing for two months it opens your eyes to see how much you can wear yourself down without realizing it. So, on Friday my roommate, Marilyn, and I decided to get out of the house and head to Black Mountain, North Carolina for a hike.

I love any chance that I am able to get outside. The mixture of fresh air from the trees, the sunshine and the sound of nature is super soothing to me (and the exercise is a major plus). We hit the road early Friday morning to head to Vortex Doughnuts in Asheville. We knew that we were going to be outside all day and wanted to start with a treat. Little did we know the hike that we thought was 5 miles turned out to be around 9 miles.

When we got to the initial waterfall, on the far right above, we needed to decide if we wanted to keep going or not. We had already hiked pretty far so we decided to try to make it to the top. After about 4 miles or so in we found a break in the trees that allowed to look over Black Mountain/Montreat area. We hung around the top for awhile to allow Pipp to recharge and started making our way back down.

Not too far down we realized Pipp was extremely tired. She is a Frenchie but she loves to hike and swim. We wouldn’t be caught dead in the mountains or near a lake without her. But, with that being said, someone had to carry her.

Let me tell you, she is not a normal French Bulldog, I guess you could have probably guessed that by her love of the outdoors. She is 40 pounds of muscle and feels heavy just carrying her up the stairs. Marilyn carried her for awhile on her front but it was exhausting not having her strapped to anything so we came up with a better idea – let’s strap her into my backpack and carry her down that way.

She honestly loved it. She was so exhausted that she treated it like she was riding in the car and let just wind blow through her ears while I packed her down. On the way home we were all ready for bed so we stopped for some quick eats and went home and immediately crashed. We both had to work on Saturday so we wanted to make sure we got a good nights rest.

Saturday wasn’t too eventful. I worked for most of the day and then went to pick up some local pastries before heading home. My friend that I used to work with was preparing an assorted pastry box for the week and from previous experience, I knew they would be dang good (and they were). Once I made it home, I did spot a nice little surprise on my doorstep. My boyfriend sent me flowers! They were so beautiful and had the sweetest little note attached; they definitely brought a smile to my face and maybe one or two tears to the eye. Saturday night I just chilled out, watched some Netflix and did some homework. I love using the evenings to wind-down and recharge for the next day.

I hope everyone is staying safe and sane during these crazy times!

xx stine

Questions:

What are you watching on Netflix right now?

Hi, Bozeman. It’s me, Christine.

Happy Labor Day weekend, friends! I hope you are all enjoying some R&R and taking some time to yourselves. got to spend this weekend celebrating Miss Becca’s bachelorette party in Bozeman, Montana!

I know I have mentioned Becca before but she is one of my best friends. She is getting married October 6th and I cannot wait. We picked Bozeman because it is a local college town and we knew that people there would be down to party (def a perk that it is only 2 hours away).

We rolled in Saturday afternoon and went straight to Target to buy some booze to pregame. Unfortunately, I can’t drink because I am on prep but I was totally a cheerleader for these girls. Of course we took pictures before heading to dinner.

We didn’t make reservations anywhere for dinner, why? we don’t know, so we ended up going to a place called Teds. Their food was amazing. Becca and I both had bison filet and it cut. like. butter. I have never been that impressed with a steak in my life!

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I ordered asparagus and squash casserole as a side. And there was a garlic glaze that sat on top of the steak. I love the presentation of it all; almost too cute to eat! We got a few ‘before’ pictures of the bride but didn’t get any ‘afters’ (maybe just a few in-betweens).

 

We went to a bar called ‘Rocking R’ to hang out until 11pm (which I guess is when the party starts in Bozeman?) The ladies had a few drinks there and we just kinda watched the Bozeman vs. Washington game and chatted until around 11pm and then headed out to the next bar! I don’t really remember the names of any of the other bars but the girls had me rolling. They were being so funny and apparently when Becca starts to drink, she wants to hook you up with every boy in sight. None of us came home with boyfriends soo… good luck, Becca. Better luck next time.

Around 1:30am we decided to head home. Well, Taco Bell and then home. Becca found a bachelor party walking down the street and they were carrying a pizza, she LITERALLY convinced these boys to give her some pizza. I was driving and I couldn’t stop laughing on the way back to the hotel.

The next morning we all woke up and decided we needed food STAT. We went to this place and there was over wait .. we then stumbled upon the Cateye Cafe and I was over the moon (for obvious reasons). The entire restaurant was decorated in cats. I couldn’t think of a better way to decorate, honestly.

THEY CALLED THE BATHROOM THE LITTER BOX FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. They had little cat books and games lining the windows so you would be entertained the entire time you were there.

After breakfast we walked downtown Bozeman to do some ‘light’ shopping (more or less, I’m the only one that bought anything and it was totally a romper).

On the way back we allowed Britt to pick the music. Therefore we listened to Eminem the entire time. I didn’t realize that his music was as deep as it was but I got an entire life lesson of Marshall Mathers. SO, if any of you want to challenge Britt to a Eminem rap battle, I would totally be down to watch.

Right now, I am wrapping up my Sunday snuggled up on my couch with my roommates watching Halloweentown. Most people know that I ‘like’ Halloween and Fall but I do tend to take it to the next level sometimes. We are already trying to decide what to be for Halloween because my friend Jayde and I are throwing a small Halloween party bash!

Anyways! Need to get off the computer to finish watching the movie with my friends. Stay tuned for Wednesday’s post!

Tata, friends!

QUESTIONS:

Who is your favorite rapper?

What is your favorite season?

Where is the best place you’ve been for a bachelor/bachelorette party?